Last night, the Texas Book Festival announced their lineup of writers. That list includes such literary luminaries as Margaret Atwood, Taye Diggs, Nick Flynn, Linda Gray, Daniel Handler (Lemony Snicket), Gary Hart, Luis Alberto Urerra, Margo Jefferson, Attica Locke, Marie Lu, Chuck Palahniuk, Tavi Gevinson, and Adrian Tomine.
It also includes me! I can’t wait to get to Austin. This is the 20th anniversary of the festival — it’ll run October 17-18, in Austin, TX, the coolest city in Texas (come on, we all know it’s true). I’ve been a fan of Chuck Palahniuk and Adrian Tomine forever. Elizabeth Strout’s gonna be there, too. The biggest challenge will be fitting all the books in my suitcase for all these authors to sign. Oh, and Wendell Pierce (“Bunk” from The Wire) will also make a showing.